Accounting and tax advice for START-UPS & SAAS - ScreamingBox Interview Podcast #3

Thinking about starting a business that will make you $BILLIONS! Wondering what type of company to form with your partners?

We are going to get an accounting of what are the best company structures for your start-up and other accounting and tax advice from Shauna - The Tax Goddess in this ScreamingBox podcast interview.

In this 3rd episode of our podcast Interview series, we will be interviewing Shauna Wekherlien CPA, founder of Tax Goddess Business Services - to have a real accounting of corporate formation strategies, cutting-edge technologies for teams, navigating SAAS taxes, and celebrating women in the tech industry.

Your host is Dave Erickson, and his usual co-host Botond Seres is on holiday this week, which makes this podcast part of our interview series.

Shauna is a trailblazer in the field of finance and is a tech-savvy business expert in the world of corporate taxation. With years of experience and a passion for empowering businesses, she is the founder of Tax Goddess Business Services.

In this podcast Interview, we are going to get an accounting on which is the best company structure to start you business, SAAS accounting tips, Managing Remote workers and Women In Technology.

00:04 - Podcast begins.
01:54 - How did you get into the field of accounting?
05:00 - The tax strategy game of chess.
08:20 - What is the best kind of company entity?
14:11 - Start with an llc or switch to a c corp.
17:53 - Is there any liability associated with your business?
24:00 - Advice on how to start a business.
29:51 - How to choose the right tax software.
33:19 - Hire somebody in operations.
38:39 - Selling software on the internet.
44:03 - The importance of good communications.
48:53 - Experience as a woman in the technology space.
55:03 - Advice for young women interested in technology.
58:00 - Conclusion

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Additional Info:

If you have dealt with other CPA firms, you will find Tax Goddess Business Services’s approach very refreshing – We are not a stuffy accounting firm, yet we understand that managing your accounting and taxes is serious business.

We know that bookkeeping is boring and filing tax returns is a pain… we get it. Accounting is a major pain in the gluteus maximus, and it diverts you from what you should be focusing on.

But it doesn’t bother our collective gluteus – We love this stuff!

We are a bunch of highly-qualified finance professionals with tons of experience and results we can brag about. The Tax Goddess team is composed of a seasoned CPA, energetic tax savings experts, hardworking bookkeepers, and other finance gurus with awesome personalities at no extra charge! 

Tax Goddess Business Services® is serious about your business. We have earned the extremely rare designation as a “Certified Tax Coach” and we take a very strategic approach to tax planning with a main goal of reducing tax burden on your business.

We have been serving Arizona since 2004, and in the past year alone we saved our clients millions of dollars – We can help you save money too! In fact, we guarantee that with our knowledge, education, and training we can put a strategy together to reduce your business taxes and related gluteus maximus pains!

Shauna A. Wekherlien, CPA, Masters in Taxation, and Certified Tax Coach
President & CEO

Creators and Guests

Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson has 30 years of very diverse business experience covering marketing, sales, branding, licensing, publishing, software development, contract electronics manufacturing, PR, social media, advertising, SEO, SEM, and international business. A serial entrepreneur, he has started and owned businesses in the USA and Europe, as well as doing extensive business in Asia, and even finding time to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Internet Professionals. Prior to ScreamingBox, he was a primary partner in building the Fatal1ty gaming brand and licensing program; and ran an internet marketing company he founded in 2002, whose clients include Gunthy-Ranker, Qualcomm, Goldline, and Tigertext.
Accounting and tax advice for START-UPS & SAAS - ScreamingBox Interview Podcast #3
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